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You may think you have explained the proof perfectly clearly. But chances are your students haven’t understood much at all! This is the idea from the article ‘Lectures in Advanced Mathematics: Why Students Might Not Understand What the Mathematics Professor Is Trying to Convey’ by Lew et al. The authors conducted a study where they recorded […]

There is extensive research into how our brains work and how people learn most effectively, across all subjects and all ages. But these findings are not well-known by students or by educators! The Learning Scientists (a group of cognitive psychological scientists) are aiming to change this. Here is a digest of their top six effective […]

During a recent workshop on effective revision techniques, a group of students and I had an interesting discussion around the value of taking notes in lectures. We were talking primarily in the context of my first-year linear algebra course, which operates in a flipped-classroom, active learning style. Having explored some research on the subject, I […]

What is this blog about? I have been meaning to start blogging for years but I have been procrastinating. Why have I been avoiding it for so long? The reasons are surely rooted in fear – fear that I won’t dedicate enough time to it and it will lie gathering dust in a corner of […]


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